Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo issued a statement emphasizing that the atmosphere in the team was great and denied rumors that he had told coach Fernando Santos that he was leaving the national team.
Cristiano Ronaldo (center; photo: gettyimages.com)
“We are too close-knit team to be defeated by external forces. We are a brave nation to allow ourselves to surrender to any opponent. We are a team in the truest sense of the word. A team that will fight for the dream to the end! Trust us! Portugal, go! — wrote Ronaldo in social networks.